Wednesday, 30 October 2019

ARCH Motorcycle Introduces New KRGT-1

ARCH Motorcycle Introduces New KRGT-1

• Featuring over 20 major changes involving more than 150 newly designed and manufactured components.
• Powered by 124ci ARCH X S&S V-Twin.
• Each Arch motorcycle is created with the client in a one-to-one bespoke process making each KRGT-1 unique to its owner.
• Available to order now


-Los Angeles-based ARCH Motorcycle is proud to introduce the new ARCH KRGT-1, an evolution of the bespoke production motorcycle that set the bar in the performance cruiser category. Continuing the ARCH Motorcycle philosophy of simple, elegant design and performance, the new KRGT-1 features over 20 major changes involving more than 150 newly designed and manufactured components. 



The new ARCH KRGT-1 features redesigned bodywork, upgraded suspension, ergonomic enhancements, updated braking components and safety features.
“The KRGT-1 was originally designed to realize the potential and push the boundaries of what an American V-twin motorcycle could offer,” says ARCH Motorcycle co-founder Gard Hollinger.   “Our new KRGT-1 stays true to the original objective while further developing and

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Corbin Donating Sparrow to Petersen Automotive Museum


Corbin Donating to 
Petersen Automotive Museum

Mike Corbin and Vince Zavala have the original Sparrow prototype 
loaded up and are headed down to the Petersen Automotive Museum.



In 1996 the original Sparrow concept vehicle made its debut at the San Francisco Auto Show. Heralded as both "Quirky" and "Brilliant"... the overall positive reaction led to the production of the World's First Single Passenger EV.

The Original " Bug Eyed Sparrow " is being donated to Petersen Museum for the viewing enjoyment for all to see for generations to come. The Sparrow is and has been an inspiration for the modern day electric car.

The Sparrow was invented at the Corbin World Headquarters in Hollister, CA..

For information on the Petersen Automotive Museum, click here.

For information on the Sparrow Motors, click here

For information on Corbin Saddles, click here   
Corbin World Headquarters
2360 Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA 95023 
831-634-1100 Tel | 831-634-1059 Fax
800-538-7035 Toll Free
www.corbin.com   

Cyron Motor LED Products Mini Bulbs





NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

MINI BULBS






If physical fitment is an issue for your car/truck/motorcycle, then this is the answer for you. Small body size makes this bulb fit in more than 90% of housings.

No mechanical fans
No external drivers
No bulky heat sinks

Idea behind design of this light was to sacrifice a bit of power but instead give an LED option to installations that would not be possible with traditional LED bulbs having mechanical

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Bonneville 2019 - "Best in Recent Years"

American Motorcyclist Association

Bonneville 2019 - "Best in Recent Years"

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) congratulates the 41 riders who set 50 provisional AMA national land speed records and the nine riders who set 10 provisional Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) world records at the 2019 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship on Aug. 24-29.


Photo: Scooter Grubb

At the time of publication all the records set during the event were still awaiting certification by the AMA and the FIM before becoming official.
Also known as the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, the six-day event drew hundreds of land speed racers to pilot their motorcycles on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah - the premier motorcycle land speed racing championship in the United States.
"This year's AMA Land Speed Grand Championship was one of the best in recent years," AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. "Track conditions were excellent, and we offer our congratulations to all of the riders who set records at the event. Promoter Delvene Reber and her team at Deliciate Promotions did an outstanding job operating the event."
The AMA-sanctioned championship, which also includes recognition from the FIM, offers competitors the opportunity to collect AMA national and FIM world records aboard machines ranging from 50 cc mini bikes to 3,000 cc streamliners.
AMA and FIM record-setting riders are recognized as AMA national champions and awarded AMA National No. 1 plates. They will be honored as part of the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 6-7.



Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales

H-D Q3: Domestic US Retail Motorcycle Sales -3.60%; International +2.70%; Forecasting 212,000 to 217,000 Unit Shipments for 2019

Harley-Davidson's third quarter 2019 results have been released, and the headline news is that Harley's retail motorcycle sales may be starting to show some signs of recovery - or at least a slowing of the deterioration.
It was thought that a decent March might have suggested such a rally, but the Q2 numbers didn't continue the trend seen towards the end of Q1. However, for the three months to the end of September 2019, Harley unit sales may, just may, finally be headed in a better direction.



Domestic US retail motorcycle sales were down by -3.60% in Q3 at 34,903 units in a 601 cc+ market that Harley says was down by -1.7%, with domestic US retail sales down by -5.60% for the nine months at 105,756 units. In Europe (EMEA) sales were -6.0% for the quarter (10,483 units) and -6.0% for the nine-month period (36,899 units).
There was strong Q3 growth in Asia Pacific (+8.7%/8,078 units) and Canada (+4.4%/2,560 units). Latin America was -3.10%/2,498 units, meaning that total international sales were +2.70% for Q3 at 23,619 units, which has improved 2019 YTD international sales to a decline of -3.90% (73,763 units). This has taken Harley's worldwide total sales to 58,522 units (-1.2%) for Q3 and 179,519 units (-4.90%) for the YTD.
Harley-Davidson's third quarter U.S. market share was 49.8 percent; their year-to-date European market share was 8.9 percent through September.
Revenue from the Motorcycles and Related Products (Motorcycles) segment was down in the third quarter behind lower shipments. Operating income decreased primarily due to lower revenues and increased tariff costs, partially offset by savings realized from the company's manufacturing optimization initiative.
For the full year 2019, the company says it continues to expect motorcycle shipments to be approximately 212,000 to 217,000, with some 38,500 to 43,500 to ship in Q4.
Motorcycles segment operating margin as a percent of revenue is expected to be approximately six to seven percent, with Financial Services segment operating income expected to be down year-over-year.



During the quarter, the company says it "delivered earnings per share and Motorcycles segment operating margin ahead of expectations. The company was encouraged by global retail sales results driven by its actions and a tempered U.S. industry rate of decline.
"We are driving stability in our business and bringing data insights and intensified consumer focus to guide our efforts to build committed riders and meet our near and long-term objectives," said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson. "We'll continue to fuel all

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Nieuwe Kawasaki W800 2020

De nieuwe W800 Kawasaki 
maakt in 2020 de indrukwekkende W-familie compleet 

De vorig jaar geïntroduceerde W800 Street en W800 CAFE worden voor 2020 aangevuld met de nieuwe W800, waardoor de W-familie nu uit drie modellen bestaat. De W800 maakt de familie compleet en weerspiegelt het succes van de W800 Street en W800 CAFE. De W800 met zijn 35 kW, luchtgekoelde 773cc motorblok met koningsas is een icoon in de motorwereld en een regelrechte hommage aan de oorspronkelijke W1 uit 1966. 



Ondanks dat de nieuwe W800 op het eerste gezicht veel overeenkomsten heeft met zijn voorganger uit 2016, is de nieuwe W800 compleet geüpdatet en zijn 90% van de onderdelen vernieuwd. De Kawasaki engineers hebben veel aandacht besteed aan het moderniseren van de W800 zonder daarbij de authentieke uitstraling van de W800 uit het oog te verliezen. Zo heeft de nieuwe W800 een volledig nieuw rijwielgedeelte, verbeterde remprestaties (nu ook met schijfrem aan de achterzijde), rondom LED verlichting en een slipper koppeling.  




Verder zijn uiteraard de elementen waar de W800 zo geliefd en  iconisch om is in tact gehouden zoals zijn tijdloze design, de vele verchroomde en gepolijste onderdelen, een analoge teller

Europese heffingen - winst daalt bij H-D

Harley-Davidson heeft last van Europese heffingen - winst daalt
Harley-Davidson is een van de bedrijven die worden geraakt door het handelsconflict tussen de Verenigde Staten en de Europese Unie. Mede door de invoertarieven die de EU heeft ingesteld op Amerikaanse motoren heeft het bedrijf de winst in het afgelopen kwartaal met 24 procent zien dalen.


De omzet uit motors en gerelateerde producten daalde in het derde kwartaal met 4,9 procent tot 1,07 miljard dollar (ruim 960 miljoen euro). De netto-opbrengst daalde tot 86,7 miljoen dollar.
De winstdaling is echter minder erg dan analisten vooraf hadden gedacht. Op de beurs reageren handelaren dan ook positief. Voorbeurs staat het aandeel Harley-Davidson op een plus van bijna 6 procent.


Als iconisch Amerikaans merk is Harley-Davidson de afgelopen twee jaar meermaals het doelwit geweest van invoertarieven van onder meer de EU en China, als represailles voor de invoertarieven die de Amerikanen hebben ingevoerd op Chinese en Europese producten.
De motorfabrikant heeft ook last van de Amerikaanse invoertarieven op buitenlandse producten, omdat de onderdelen die het importeert daardoor duurder zijn. Eerder dit jaar zei Harley-Davidson al te verwachten dat de handelsconflicten het bedrijf zo'n 100 tot 120 miljoen dollar gaan kosten in 2019.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Corbin Donating to Wheels Through Time (WTT) Motorcycle Museum






Corbin Donating to 
Wheels Through Time (WTT) 
Motorcycle Museum

 


Mike and Bev Corbin are donating this wonderful Jeff Decker full size bronze, of Famous Racer Joe Petralli to Dale's Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum in Maggie Valley, N.C.
"Our precious piece of motorcycle art that we have had on display in our Florida facilities for over 20 years will now be enjoyed for many years to come under the passionate and loving care of the Walksler family." Said Mike Corbin of Corbin Saddles.

For information on Dale's Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum, click here.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Dunlop introduceert nieuwe Geomax-banden voor cross en enduro

Dunlop introduceert nieuwe Geomax-banden 
voor cross en enduro

• Geomax MX53 presteert nog beter in uiteenlopende condities 
dankzij gepatenteerde technologie
• Geomax Enduro EN91 biedt Enduro-rijders optimale grip 
in zachte modder én op harde rotsen
 
Vianen, 16 oktober 2019 – Dunlop komt niet met één maar twee banden die crossers en endurorijders nog beter laten presteren op uiteenlopende ondergronden. De nieuwe Geomax MX53 is specifiek ontwikkeld voor perfecte tractie op harde oppervlakken onder wisselende weersomstandigheden. De Geomax Enduro EN91 daarentegen heeft een compleet ander karakter en biedt Enduro-rijders de beste grip op zowel een zeer zachte als harde ondergrond.

 Dunlop introduceert nieuwe Geomax-banden voor cross en enduro

Dit jaar was een ongelooflijk succesvol seizoen voor Dunlop Geomax-rijders. Cooper Webb (KTM) won de AMA Supercross-titel en in Noord-Amerika schreef Eli Tomac (Kawasaki) het Pro Motocross kampioenschap op zijn naam. In de FIM World MXGP series zijn vijf van de laatste negen manches gewonnen door Dunlop-rijders en in het WK Dames domineerde Courtney Duncan met haar Kawasaki en won Amandine Verstappen de Dutch GP met haar Yamaha.

MX53: Verbeterde schokdemping en lager gewicht
Voor het komende seizoen introduceert Dunlop de Geomax MX53. Hij vervangt de MX52 motorcrossband en biedt de beste prestaties in het segment, op een grotere variatie aan terreinen. Deze nieuwe band is gepositioneerd tussen de MX71 ‘super-hard’ en de veelzijdige MX33 en biedt een groot aantal nieuwe technologieën met als doel om op nog meer terreinen te winnen.

De constructie van de nieuwe MX53-band is ontworpen volgens de filosofie van Dunlop’s Advanced Apex Design. Dit ontwerp stond aan de basis van het succes van de MX33 en biedt superieure schokdemping, een uniforme stijfheid in de wang, meer souplesse en een verbeterde feedback. Heel belangrijk… de MX53 biedt deze voordelen zonder gewichtstoename.
 
Tractie, duurzaamheid en vertrouwen: een revolutionair profiel
De nieuwe MX53 presteert weliswaar beter op hard terrein dan zijn voorganger, de MX52, maar biedt nóg meer voordelen op een intermediate ondergrond. De verbeterde prestaties komen deels voor rekening van het nieuwe profiel-design. Het profiel van de voorband heeft een hoefijzer-patroon voor betere remprestaties en de extra dikke rubberen noppen bijten zich nog meer vast in harder terrein. Deze nieuwe combinatie biedt niet alleen een hogere stabiliteit, maar ook betere prestaties en minder slijtage.

De achterband heeft opvallende, gespreid geplaatste noppen, voor meer tractie en een betere acceleratie. De ruimte tussen de noppen is geoptimaliseerd voor nog meer grip op zachter terrein, zonder compromissen te sluiten op harder terrein. De door Dunlop gepatenteerde Progressive Cornering Block technologie zorgt voor nog meer stabiliteit in bochten, doordat de

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Harley stops LiveWire production shortly after EV debut


Harley pulls plug on LiveWire production shortly after EV debut

Harley-Davidson has halted production and delivery of its first electric motorcycle, 
the LiveWire, after discovering what the Milwaukee-based manufacturer 
described as a non-standard condition.

Harley-Davidson said on Monday it has stopped production and deliveries of its first electric motorcycle after discovering a glitch in the final quality checks.

The motorcycle maker said it has discovered a “non-standard condition” with LiveWire, which it began shipping to its dealers late last month, prompting additional testing and analysis. 




“We recently discovered a non-standard condition during a final quality check; stopped production and deliveries; and began additional testing and analysis, which is progressing well,” H-D said in a statement.



While the company said its testing is progressing “well,” it did not offer a timeline as to when the production will resume. “We are in close contact with our LiveWire dealers and customers and have assured them they can continue to ride LiveWire motorcycles. As usual, we’re keeping

Monday, 14 October 2019

TOMTOM stelt een TomTom RIDER 550 beschikbaar als prijs voor de Bigtwin Bikeshow 2019!


TOMTOM stelt een TomTom RIDER 550 beschikbaar als prijs voor de Bigtwin Bikeshow 2019!


Met hartelijke dank aan TomTom gaan we een van de winnaars van de Bigtwin Custom Bike Show 2019 in Houten gelukkig maken met de nieuwste TOMTOM RIDER 550!
Schrijf je dus nu via www.bigtwin.nl in voor de bikeshow en doe mee!

https://www.tomtom.com/nl_nl/navigation/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwuZDtBRDvARIsAPXFx3AL2Pdu8vJy1mZVfI6vnEnN2w24v181wnX4S0DuGOhaNNnGLCQeYcMaAnB8EALw_wcB

Dit hightech navigatie systeem van TomTom laat je nooit meer dwalen, helpt mee om de weg te vinden over de hele wereld en stelt jou de prachtigste routes voor, speciaal voor motorrijders!


De TomTom 550 RIDER heeft de volgende specificaties:

You are always available and hear calls, messages, music, etc.

Listen to the features of your smartphone with Siri or Google Now ™ and listen to music, calls, messages, weather forecasts, etc., while you're on the go. Get smart phone notifications to read aloud through the headset - you're always within reach, but you can still focus on traffic.


Features:

TomTom Road Trips: Conquer the road with the best, carefully selected routes in the world - exclusively available for syncing with your Rider 550.

Updates via Wi-Fi®: Get the latest maps and software for your TomTom Rider via the integrated Wi-Fi®. No computer required.

Smartphone Notifications: Have your smartphone notifications read aloud through the headset.

Compatible with Siri and Google Now ™: Use voice control to access functions on your smartphone and listen to music, calls, messages, etc. on the go.

Fast quad-core processor: Plan routes faster than ever.

Winding and mountainous routes: Find the most exciting winding roads and climbs and avoid boring straight-ahead driving.

Planning a roundtrip: Your TomTom Rider will automatically find another way back from your tour.


Motorcycle special destinations: Benefit from over 1,000 pre-installed special destinations especially for motorcyclists.

Motorcycle route planning with TomTom MyDrive:

Create your own thrilling tours with TomTom MyDrive by determining how mountainous or curvy they should be.
Then sync it to your device wirelessly.

Lifetime Map Updates (World): Install and update for life

Your Motorcycle Navis at no additional charge Maps of countries around the world.

Use intelligent, real-time routes throughout the life of your motorcycle's navigation system to drive off the traffic.

Alerts inform you about speed cameras on your track.

RAM® mounting kit: Includes a rugged RAM® universal motorcycle mount.




Delivery:
TomTom Rider 550
Motorcycle mount
RAM mounting kit


Thursday, 10 October 2019

Bigtwin Bikeshow November 1-3 Houten, The Netherlands


Bigtwin Bikeshow November 1-3 Houten, The Netherlands


The Custom Bike Show by Bigtwin Magazine

This year we changed the set-up slightly; you can enter your custom motorcycle in the custom bike show, we have Six Classes to choose from;

Chopper / Bobber
Café Racer / Tracker / Scrambler
Freestyle
Clubstyle
Classic
Custom / Modified

And there’s the ‘Best of Show’, 
only one bike will be crowned ‘Best of Show 
and wins the biggest trophy!

The Classic Class is for ‘everything old’; classic Motorcycles, vintage original motorcyles, 
but also for retro bikes,  customized old Motorcycles and Antique (looking) race bikes!





Don’t miss this opportunity to show your custombike at the best custom motorcycle show in the Benelux! 
(Houten is only 5 minutes away from Utrecht and 20 minutes from Amsterdam)


More info: www.bigtwin.nl  

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

25 Years of OptiMate

25 Years of OptiMate

It was 25 years ago that TecMate introduced its first OptiMate battery charger, diagnostics and maintenance tool as a response to the more powerful and compact AGM (absorbed glass mat - a sealed valve regulating lead-acid battery) that were being introduced into the powersport industry in the late 80s, early 90s. 


AGM batteries are still lead-acid batteries, but with a difference, the acid is absorbed into mats (i.e. sponges) which effectively made it a 'dry' battery that could be turned upside down – no more acid spillage, the bane of the biker at the time.
Unfortunately, AGM technology also proved to be more difficult to recharge, and especially to recover it from a low voltage/sulphated state. Motorcycle OEMs, of course, wanted a charger for their riders mainly to ensure that the battery outlasted its warranty - but TecMate took it a few steps further, making those batteries last much longer than intended, some even up to 10 years! 



The result? Millions of happy AGM batteries that "have lived longer and performed stronger thanks to OptiMate's unique charging algorithm - one designed for AGM, but that works equally well on any type of lead-acid battery," says CEO and CTO Martin Human.
A reliable high-performance battery charger and TecMate's stable multistep reselling strategy, along with the engineering group's design acumen, have become the basis of a successful co-branding and ODM program that continues to gain partners.

15th International Amsterdam Tattoo Convention


15th International

Amsterdam Tattoo Convention




Van 25 tot en met 27 oktober gaat de Amsterdam Tattoo Convention weer van start in RAI Amsterdam.

Voor de vijftiende keer zal in RAI Amsterdam weer de Amsterdam Tattoo Convention plaatsvinden.
Met ruim 350 tatoeëerders uit binnen- en buitenland belooft het weer een waar spektakel te worden.
U kunt bij ons terecht om zelf een tatoeage te nemen, maar alleen kijken en inspiratie opdoen kan natuurlijk ook.
Vergaapt u zich aan de vele diverse tattoo stijlen die er gezet zullen worden. De stijlen variëren van Maori tot Oriëntaal naar Old School tot Modern.
Naast tatoeëren kan men bij ons ook gepierced worden. Dit gebeurd in een mooie afgesloten ruimte.

Corbin Donates to Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame






 Corbin Donates to 
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum 
and Hall of Fame  


Recently Corbin Saddles of Hollister, Ca. was proud to donate an Eric Herrmann oil on canvas original known as "Blue Springer". Eric Herrmann and Mike Corbin both hall of fame inductees make the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame the perfect place for this beautiful piece of art to be on display. 

"This exquisite piece of motorcycle art was on display in the World Headquarters of Corbin Saddles for several years. We felt it was time to share this for the enjoyment of all motorcyclists for years to come." said Mike Corbin, President of Corbin Saddles.

For information on the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, click here.
For information on Eric Herrmann Studios, click here
For information on Corbin Saddles, click here   

Corbin World Headquarters
2360 Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA 95023 
831-634-1100 Tel | 831-634-1059 Fax
800-538-7035 Toll Free
www.corbin.com